In the office of the sociological laboratory "Novak" KGB and State Control officers raided. Confiscated office equipment.
The reasons for an inspection, state control was not named. A search all the computers were seized.
The head of the laboratory, a sociologist Andrew Vardamatski, said on this site about the "Belarusian partisan" that he was accustomed to such inspections, which are regularly held on the eve of the election or referendum campaign.
On He said, laboratory have not engaged in policy research, and its main activity is directed to conduct media and marketing research.
Andrew Vardomatsky was detained during mass arrests and raids against activists of the campaign "Tell the Truth."
The Laboratory was founded in 1992 by Dr sociology lab says. The name is a result of a merger of two words "new" and "aksiyametryya", reflecting the industry is the creator of the original laboratory research orientations, namely the study of human behavior values.
The company has a wide range of customers, including Belarus and multinational corporations operate on the territory of Belarus, the media, advertising agencies, local business.
In co-operation with foreign partners, "Novak" conducts international research in Belarus, among which the most important are the projects of "universal value", "Evrabarometar" study for the World Bank, news agencies, as well as marketing projects for large companies. Laboratory "Novak" is a member of international associations of market research and public opinion ESOMAR WAPOR.
The results of laboratory studies are regularly published in the Belarusian media, including on the site of "Freedom."
Andrew Vardamatski as an expert involved in the company's "Tell the Truth."
May 18, when the detained activists of the campaign "Tell the Truth", Andrei Vardomatsky police conducted a search. Several times Vardomatsky stopped at the border in order to search.
August 30 Andrew Vardamatski participated in the conference "Belarus — Russia: the end of Union, the beginning of a pragmatic partnership?", organized by the Russian party "Right Cause" movement "Russia's Choice", the United Civil Party of Belarus, and the Scientific Research Mises Center in Minsk.